Regulation: Reelection of President Lula Raises Hopes for Brazilian Environmental Policy

November 4, 2022

On October 30, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (Lula) was elected President of Brazil for a third term, having previously governed Brazil for two consecutive terms between 2003 and 2010. Lula’s narrow victory follows a divisive election campaign against incumbent Jair Bolsonaro and Lula’s corruption convictions, which led to his imprisonment for 580 days. Lula was able to stand as a presidential candidate only after these convictions were quashed by the Brazilian Supreme Court for not having been heard in the appropriate court. He will assume office on January 1, 2023 and is expected to pursue progressive environmental policies.

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